November is here and the leaves are falling and believe it or not my thoughts are just now turning to Christmas. I say believe it or not because I’ve actually been making Christmas items since the Summer for magazines etc but I’ve only just realised that we have a house to decorate rather than a one bedroom flat and the mini-decorations we have been using for the last decade or so aren’t going to do the job!
Yep, I had a full-on light bulb moment and a suddenly fizz of excitement when it dawned on me that I should be making some new decorations. *Squeal*.
I might have added a few items to my stash from my local Haberdashery (oh Heaven!) and some strings and glitz bargains from Tiger and I’m making some room in my schedule to get some decorations done.
I’m thinking that I might go, red, silver, greys and gold for my colour combo with a bit of a country cottage theme. Are you making, or have you made, any of your own decorations this year? What colours and themes are you going with this year?
I’m not entirely sure how much I will get done as I’ve been kind of busy. You might have seen my work in Simply Cards and Papercraft issues 129 and 130, Papercraft Essentials, Creative Cardmaking issue 73 and Creative Stamping issue 20 if you get these magazines, and I’m sorry I’ve not been doing my usual shout outs here on my blog, starting to think I need to clone myself!
I do have some news for you though, if you haven’t seen it already via my social media shouts I’ve been lucky enough to get through to the Blitsy Creative Team.
Super excited to be working with Blitsy and the rest of the Creative Team.
If you don’t already know Blitsy do go check them out, they sell craft products at up to 70% off retail price and you can find some fabulous bargains even with postage and packaging. They have a new sale everyday around 4 pm GMT.
TIP: Blitsy is a US-based company that ship worldwide so don’t forget that you have to pay import taxes and duties if you go over certain price limits. Check what is relevant for your country and work out the prices accordingly. For example for the UK the limit is £15, under £15 product value you don’t pay any tax on the items when they enter the country.
Blitsy run a Referral scheme so if you use my referral link to join up and make your first purchase I get $10 added to my account. But you can earn money to spend on stash in the shop too when you are a member from your own referral code. Cool, yes?
Ok so I better go work on an article and I’ll catch you all later. Meanwhile, leave me a message if you are making your own Christmas decorations, I would love to hear all about them.